18K Victorian Diamond & Ruby Crescent Star Pendant
A beautiful and rare Victorian c.1880-1890 crescent star, modelled in 18k gold, with the star resembling a shooting star nestled beside the crescent.
What an incredibly sweet motif! In Victorian era symbolism, crescents alongside flowers are often depicted as 'honeymoon' brooches. However, when it is alongside a star, as in the case of this diamond & ruby crescent star, it depicts a 'guiding light'.
It is set with rose cut diamonds and rubies. The setting has a delicate pierced gallery on the side, which gives the piece a gorgeous profile, elevating the gemstones.
It is also open-backed, which allows more light to pass through for a subtle and gorgeous sparkle.
It measures 17mm across.
This piece is a custom project where it will be transformed into a wearable pendant from a brooch.
Era - Victorian c.1880-1890
Materials - 18k gold / Rose Cut Diamond / Ruby
Carat Weight - To be updated after pendant conversion
Measurements - 17mm across without bail